On April 13 to 17, the 44th Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions is held in Geneva, Switzerland. The research result------ Fall Defending-scepter-type Asistant Robot by Professor Huang Jian and doctoral student Yan Jingyang, is awarded silver medal of International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.

         Fall Defending-scepter-type Asistant Robot is a new intelligent rehabilitation appliance for aiding walking. It is designed for old people with certain action capability and it can realize users’ intention estimation for online movement and has the function of aiding walking in compliance with the intention to provide help according to people’s needs. Its effective functions of intelligent rehabilitation and security assurance, comfortable man-machine interaction and lovely appearance draw great attention from world expert judges and visitors in the exhibition.

        Founded in 1973, International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, one of three exhibitions of inventions in the world, is co-organized by WIPO and Swiss federal government. Being one of the biggest exhibitions of inventions with longest history in the world, it is an important exhibition stage for world inventors and also an international platform for the conversion of industry, education, and research with high and new technology. Ten universities in China attend this exhibition, including Tsinghua University, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Dalian University of Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Northeastern University, Southeast University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology(HUST), and thirty-four innovation projects are displayed in the exhibition. Apart from the School of Automation, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and School of Life Science & Technology of HUST also take part in this exhibition. HUST has won two gold medals and two silver medals, ranking top in the number of awarding-winning exhibition projects among other universities present.